UFC Middleweight Rankings

FAQ & Rankings Criteria

Men’s Weight Classes
Flyweight (125)Bantamweight (135)Featherweight (145)Lightweight (155)Welterweight (170) – Middleweight (185) – Light Heavyweight (205)Heavyweight (265)
Women’s Weight Classes
Women’s Strawweight (115)Women’s Bantamweight (135)Women’s Featherweight (145)

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2017 UFC Signings:
David Branch
Paulo Henrique Costa
2017 UFC Cuts:
Chris Camozzi
Garreth McLellan
Scott Askham
Dongi Yang
Elvis Mutapcic
Joe Gigliotti
Adam Hunter
Ricardo Abreu (retired)
Tim Kennedy (retired)
01Michael Bisping
30-7 (20-7 UFC)
W-Dan Henderson (DEC)
W-Luke Rockhold (KO)
W-Anderson Silva (DEC)
02Yoel Romero
12-1 (8-0 UFC)
W-Chris Weidman (KO)
W-Ronaldo Souza (DEC)
W-Lyoto Machida (KO)
Robert Whittaker
03Luke Rockhold
15-3 (5-2 UFC)
L-Michael Bisping (KO)
W-Chris Weidman (TKO)
W-Lyoto Machida (SUB)
04Robert Whittaker
18-4 (9-2 UFC)
W-Ronaldo Souza (TKO)
W-Derek Brunson (TKO)
W-Rafael Natal (DEC)
Yoel Romero
05Ronaldo Souza
24-5 (7-2 UFC)
L-Robert Whittaker (TKO)
W-Tim Boetsch (SUB)
W-Vitor Belfort (TKO)
06Gegard Mousasi
42-6-2 (9-3 UFC)
W-Chris Weidman (TKO)
W-Uriah Hall (TKO)
W-Vitor Belfort (TKO)
07Chris Weidman
13-3 (9-3 UFC)
L-Gegard Mousasi (TKO)
L-Yoel Romero (KO)
L-Luke Rockhold (TKO)
Kelvin Gastelum
08Anderson Silva
34-8 (17-4 UFC)
W-Derek Brunson (DEC)
L-Daniel Cormier (DEC)
L-Michael Bisping (DEC)
09Derek Brunson
17-5 (8-3 UFC)
W-Daniel Kelly (KO)
L-Anderson Silva (DEC)
L-Robert Whittaker (TKO)
10Vitor Belfort
26-14 (15-10 UFC)
W-Nate Marquardt (DEC)
L-Kelvin Gastelum (TKO)
L-Gegard Mousasi (TKO)
11Johny Hendricks
18-6 (13-6 UFC)
W-Hector Lombard (DEC)
L-Neil Magny (DEC)
L-Kelvin Gastelum (DEC)
Tim Boetsch
12David Branch
21-3 (3-2 UFC)
W-Krzysztof Jotko (DEC)
W-Louis Taylor (SUB)
W-Vinny Magalhaes (DEC)
13Krzysztof Jotko
19-2 (6-2 UFC)
L-David Branch (DEC)
W-Thales Leites (DEC)
W-Tamdan McCrory (KO)
14Thales Leites
27-7 (12-6 UFC)
W-Sam Alvey (DEC)
L-Krzysztof Jotko (DEC)
W-Chris Camozzi (SUB)
15Tim Boetsch
20-11 (11-10 UFC)
L-Ronaldo Souza (SUB)
W-Rafael Natal (KO)
W-Josh Samman (TKO)
Johny Hendricks
16Brad Tavares
14-4 (9-4 UFC)
W-Caio Magalhaes (DEC)
L-Robert Whittaker (KO)
W-Nate Marquardt (DEC)
Elias Theodorou
17Hector Lombard
34-7-1 (3-5 UFC)
L-Johny Hendricks (DEC)
L-Dan Henderson (KO)
L-Neil Magny (TKO)
Anthony Smith
18Uriah Hall
11-8 (4-6 UFC)
L-Gegard Mousasi (TKO)
L-Derek Brunson (TKO)
L-Robert Whittaker (DEC)
19Sam Alvey
30-9 (7-4 UFC)
L-Thales Leites (DEC)
W-Nate Marquardt (DEC)
W-Alex Nicholson (DEC)
Rashad Evans
20Daniel Kelly
13-2 (6-2 UFC)
L-Derek Brunson (KO)
W-Rashad Evans (DEC)
W-Chris Camozzi (DEC)
21Antonio Carlos Jr.
8-2 (5-2 UFC)
W-Eric Spicely (SUB)
W-Marvin Vettori (DEC)
W-Leonardo Guimaraes (SUB)
22Eric Spicely
10-2 (2-2 UFC)
L-Antonio Carlos Jr. (SUB)
W-Alessio di Chirico (SUB)
W-Thiago Santos (SUB)
23Thiago Santos
14-5 (6-4 UFC)
W-Jack Marshman (TKO)
L-Eric Spicely (SUB)
L-Gegard Mousasi (TKO)
Gerald Meerschaert
24Nate Marquardt
35-18-2 (13-11 UFC)
L-Vitor Belfort (DEC)
L-Sam Alvey (DEC)
W-Tamdan McCrory (KO)
25Elias Theodorou
13-1 (5-1 UFC)
W-Cezar Ferreira (DEC)
W-Sam Alvey (DEC)
L-Thiago Santos (DEC)
Brad Tavares
26Rafael Natal
20-8-1 (8-6-1 UFC)
L-Tim Boetsch (KO)
L-Robert Whittaker (DEC)
W-Kevin Casey (TKO)
Alessio di Chirico
27Cezar Ferreira
11-6 (7-4 UFC)
L-Elias Theodorou (DEC)
W-Jack Hermansson (SUB)
W-Anthony Smith (DEC)
28Paulo Henrique Costa
10-0 (2-0 UFC)
W-Oluwale Bamgbose (TKO)
W-Garreth McLellan (TKO)
W-Adriano Silverio (KO)
29Rashad Evans
19-6-1 (14-6-1 UFC)
L-Daniel Kelly (DEC)
L-Glover Teixeira (KO)
L-Ryan Bader (DEC)
Sam Alvey
30Anthony Smith
26-13 (2-3)
W-Andrew Sanchez (KO)
W-Elvis Mutapcic (TKO)
L-Cezar Ferreira (DEC)
Hector Lombard
31Andrew Sanchez
9-3 (2-1 UFC)
L-Anthony Smith (KO)
W-Trevor Smith (DEC)
W-Khalil Rountree (DEC)
32Trevor Smith
15-7 (5-4 UFC)
W-Chris Camozzi (DEC)
L-Andrew Sanchez (DEC)
W-Joe Gigliotti (DEC)
33Jack Hermansson
15-3 (2-1 UFC)
W-Alex Nicholson (TKO)
L-Cezar Ferreira (SUB)
W-Scott Askham (DEC)
Bradley Scott
34Gerald Meerschaert
26-8 (2-0 UFC)
W-Ryan Janes (SUB)
W-Joe Gigliotti (SUB)
W-Chase Waldon (SUB)
Thiago Santos
35Jack Marshman
21-6 (1-1 UFC)
L-Thiago Santos (TKO)
W-Magnus Cedenblad (TKO)
W-Christopher Jacquelin (TKO)
Ryan Janes
36Magnus Cedenblad
14-5 (4-2 UFC)
L-Jack Marshman (TKO)
W-Garreth McLellan (TKO)
W-Scott Askham (DEC)
37Vitor Miranda
12-5 (3-2 UFC)
L-Chris Camozzi (DEC)
W-Marcelo Guimaraes (TKO)
W-Clint Hester (TKO)
Marvin Vettori
38Bradley Scott
11-4 (3-3 UFC)
W-Scott Askham (DEC)
L-Krzysztof Jotko (DEC)
W-Dylan Andrews (SUB)
Jack Hermansson
39Martin Vettori
11-3 (1-1 UFC)
L-Antonio Carlos Junior (DEC)
W-Alberto Uda (SUB)
W-Igor Araujo (SUB)
Vitor Miranda
40Alessio di Chirico
10-2 (1-2 UFC)
L-Eric Spicely (SUB)
W-Gareth McLellan (DEC)
L-Bojan Velickovic (DEC)
Rafael Natal
41Oluwale Bamgbose
6-3 (1-3 UFC)
L-Paulo Henrique Costa (TKO)
L-Cezar Ferreira (DEC)
W-Daniel Sarafian (KO)
42Alex Nicholson
7-4 (1-3 UFC)
L-Jack Hermansson (TKO)
L-Sam Alvey (DEC)
W-Devin Clark (KO)
43Ryan Janes
9-2 (1-1 UFC)
L-Gerald Meerschaert (SUB)
W-Keith Berish (DEC)
W-Brendan Kornberger (SUB)
Jack Marshman
44Keith Berish
5-1 (0-1 UFC)
L-Ryan Janes (DEC)
NC-Robert Drysdale (NC)
W-Ariel Sepulveda (SUB)
Ineligible for Rankings
*Kelvin Gastelum
14-2 (9-2 UFC)
W-Vitor Belfort (TKO)
W-Tim Kennedy (TKO)
W-Johny Hendricks (DEC)
Chris Weidman
*Lyoto Machida
22-7 (14-7 UFC)
L-Yoel Romero (KO)
L-Luke Rockhold (SUB)
W-C.B. Dollaway (TKO)
*C.B. Dollaway
15-8 (9-8 UFC)
L-Nate Marquardt (KO)
L-Michael Bisping (DEC)
L-Lyoto Machida (TKO)
Ed Herman
Inactivity over 15 months
*Antonio Braga Neto
9-2 (1-1 UFC)
L-Clint Hester (DEC)
W-Anthony Smith (SUB)
W-Brock Larson (SUB)
Inactivity over 15 months
*Marcelo Guimaraes
9-2-1 (2-2 UFC)
L-Vitor Miranda (TKO)
W-Andy Enz (DEC)
L-Hyun Gyu Lim (KO)
Inactivity over 15 months

  • jerjapan

    Love this site, but you got Spicely and Alvey mixed up … Alvey is the one on the four fight winning streak with a recent victory over the guy ranked ahead of him …

    • Patrick Johnson

      Went to Spicely’s record says he has lost 1 but if you scroll down it shows he lost to Alvey and sanchez..

    • D.C. Ross

      I hear you on Spicely vs. Alvey. Reminds me of when Brenneman defeated Rick Story. Yes, Alvey submitted Spicely, but after that Alvey lost a decision to Elias Theodorou. Elias was then soundly beaten by Thiago Santos. Then in a huge upset, Spicely submitted Santos.

      Until a few things sort out, the timeline is…Spicely>Santos>Theodorou>Alvey. Many can argue that Alvey’s biggest win is Marquardt, but remember, Santos beat Marquardt and Spicely beat Santos afterwards.

  • Patrick Johnson

    I think your tuff 23 winner will rise in this chart after his next fight. He is your #31 but already beat your # 19. That kid is tough/tuff/tough! He seems to get better every fight.

    • D.C. Ross

      Sanchez has looked real good. All he needs is a step up in competition to prove he belongs amongst the elite. He does have that win over Spicely, but that was prior to Spicely upsetting Thiago Santos. Thank you for your insight.

  • A.K johnson

    He killed by marshman

  • Mr.Snrub

    CM Punk is gonna die in the Octagon isn’t he?

  • Marcelo Menezes

    I wanna see Francis Carmont x Ronaldo Souza

    • Marcelo Menezes

      Thanks UFC!!!

      • D.C. Ross

        Agreed, thanks to the UFC and all of the fighters that give up time with their families to entertain us.

        • Andrew Craig

          Carmont entertains you?

  • Joe
    • rankingmma

      Thank you for the link and update. The change has been made.

  • rankingmma


  • admin

    I do count it as a loss, but look at what was happening before the illegal shots were landed. Cote was rocked by Sakara’s big elbows and would have likely been finished had Sakara landed some legal blows.

    I want you to look back at Erick Silva vs. Carlo Prater before thinking I am crazy for the new rankings. Did you have Prater ranked above Silva after the DQ? I don’t think anyone did because Silva was surely going to win the fight had he not been disqualified. It is the same exact situation here with Cote-Sakara.

  • Jerry Clark

    Shoulb be Bisping Vs Weidmen and winnner should get
    title shot.

  • dWd

    Vitor Belfort should be No2,right?

  • dWd

    Well i was wrong about Stann and Bisping,Bisping fought smart and got the win.I agree with you putting him as No.1 contender,but i think there’s little chance of him points fighting his way to victory over Silva.As far as my rankings go,i’m moving Stann down rather than Bisping up.

    • admin

      It’s still tough ranking Bisping ahead of Weidman, but Weidman is lacking overall experience against the elite of the division. We know what we have with Bisping, a well-rounded fighter that has been able to hold his own against everyone not named Dan Henderson.

      Stann’s ground game is still holding him back and likely always will. All of his recent losses (Bisping, Sonnen, Davis, Soszynski) were attributed to him being taken down to the ground. Stann hits like a truck, but he can’t do that from his back.

      Anderson Silva vs. Bisping does not bode well for “The Count,” but he deserves his shot more so than some other former title challengers (Leites, Cote, Maia). Bisping has fought 17 times for the UFC since TUF 3. He has basically carried the flag for England’s MMA scene over the last 5 years. Plus, Silva vs. Bisping will create a lot more hype rather than Silva vs. Weidman. Sure, Weidman has the better chance of beating Silva, but Weidman is also just a few fights into his UFC career. This might be Bisping’s best and only shot at fighting for a title.

      • dWd

        Bisping is no chance if were being honest. Weidman needs clear win over Tim Boetsch now to pressure Dana to put him ahead of Bisping.

        • admin

          Yes, you are correct on both points. I wouldn’t mind seeing Bisping vs. Franklin in the meantime. People are sleeping on Franklin due to his age and inactivity, but the guy has more than held his own at MW. Bisping/Franklin could probably headline a European fight card. Of course this is all dependent on Franklin beating Cung Le next month.


    i have stann at 5 and bisping at 10,and stann wins,probably by knockout,but hey we’ll see. and has vitor really moved to LHW? or is his fight with jones just a one off? and i’m gunna wait till sonnen actually fights at LHW before i rank him as one.

    • admin

      I think Stann is a solid pick in this fight, but Bisping’s underrated wrestling may be the difference maker. As for Belfort, I agree with you, he is probably moving back to middleweight should he lose.